Monday, 2 May 2011

Before the Witches by Karina Cooper

In America, they didn't care about witches. But all that was about to change.

Katya Zhuvova fled a country that feared her gifts, but her escape to Seattle left her at the mercy of a ruthless man. With no one left to turn to, Katya hatches a desperate escape plan. Undercover Detective Nigel Ferris is determined to bring down a prostitution ring, whatever the cost. In order to the get answers he needs, he attempts to win the trust of one of the prostitutes involved — but one look at the deceptively sultry Katya and the cool, objective cop disappears. Before either can put their plans into place, Mother Nature shrugs: a cataclysm rocks Seattle, and life is turned upside down.

Brought together by chance, Nigel and Katya are in the fight for their lives. Surrounded by death and fear, shattered by immeasurable loss, they have only a bond forged in fire to cling to as they struggle to survive in a world gone straight to hell.

Release Date 17th May 2011

This is a prequel novella to Blood of the Wicked which is due to be released on 31st May 2011. Blood of the Wicked is the first in Karina Cooper's Dark Mission series and it's her actual first novel, I believe.

I hadn't heard of this series until I got this novella from Netgalley and all I can say is ... WOW! What an absolutely fantastic start to this series. Very short but it packs a punch and a half in there. Karina rips the world as we know it apart and sets up the storyline for her series in this.

I liked Katya, she's strong and determined to help others escape the desperate life she found herself in. Nigel is the handsome cop, they're always handsome though aren't they? ;) He has to help Katya, no matter the cost.

Loved the storyline and the disaster scenes were really well written, very descriptive and downright scary as all hell! I can't wait to read the 1st book and, if this novella is anything to go by, Karina is most definitely an author to watch out for in the future.

Book Depository: Before The Witches
Amazon UK: Before the Witches

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